Master's in Nursing Programs in South Dakota

As the health care setting continues to evolve and become more complex, the need for master's educated nurses continues to increase as well. Master's nursing programs prepare much needed leaders in various areas of advanced nursing practice from nurse practitioners to nurse educators. Listed below you can find master's in nursing programs offered in South Dakota with their contact information, accreditation information and the various concentrations offered.

According to the South Dakota Department of Health, Office of Data, Statistics, and Vital Records, Clinical Nurse Specialist, which requires a master's in nursing education, had the highest vacancies of all reporting facilities in South Dakota. Nurse Practitioner, another specialty that requires a master's degree nursing level education, vacancies were at 7.1% in 2008. Nursing faculty vacancies, according to the 2008 annual report of nursing education programs provided by the South Dakota Board of Nursing, were quite low. In fact, the schools offering associate's degree programs had a zero vacancies. The reason this information is important is that it provides the potential student information regarding where there could possibly be demand for their chosen concentration or specialization after graduation from a master's in nursing program.

Master's Nursing Online Programs Offered in South Dakota

A master' of Science in nursing (MSN) offers baccalaureate educated nurses an opportunity to pursue a wide range of concentrations that prepare students for advanced nursing practice. The master's in nursing degree is also the step required prior to entry to a doctorate level program. Graduates of the programs found below are eligible to sit for their respective national certifications as well as to apply to doctorate level nursing programs. Learn more about the master's nursing programs in South Dakota including admissions requirements, faculty strengths and more by using the contact information provided to get in touch with the programs that meet your needs and goals.

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Colleges and Universities Based in South Dakota Offering MSN Programs

Augustana College

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited programs.

Programs Offered: BSN, MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader

  • Augustana College, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197, PH: 605-274-472

Mount Marty College

NLNAC accredited program.

Programs Offered: MSN - Nurse Anesthesia

  • Mount Marty College, 1105 W 8TH Street, Yankton, SD 57078, PH: 800-658-4552

South Dakota State University

The programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, MSN - (Concentrations: Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Administrator, Nurse Educator), DNP - (Family Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Family Mental Health Nurse Practitioner), PhD in Nursing

  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, PH: 800-952-3541

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